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1998 Carolina Panthers

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4-12-0, NFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: 1.0, Defense: -2.4, SoS: 3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 336 points (21.0/g), 12th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 413 points (25.8/g), 27th.
 Differential of -77 points (-4.8/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.1-9.9.

Coach: Dom Capers (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gil Haskell
 Defensive Coordinator: Vic Fangio
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Davis (Outside Linebackers) and Greg Roman (Assistant Coach)

Stadium: Ericcson Stadium
 Training Camp: Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Team Info

Majority Owner Jerry Richardson
Director of Pro Personnel Jack Bushofsky
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Dom Capers
Director of Player Operations Marty Hurney
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 336 4780 966 4.9 35 17 22 261 292 507 3322 25 18 5.9 171 405 1458 11 3.6 68
Team Defense 413 5842 1029 5.7 33 14 23 315 298 501 3709 30 19 6.9 197 491 2133 14 4.3 95
Lg Rank Offense 12 20 27 27 27 18 14 9 18 14 24 28 16 25
Lg Rank Defense 27 30 7 7 25 12 28 30 10 29 24 26 23 25

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 Atlanta Falcons 14 19 16 317 263 54 2 19 323 230 93 1
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ New Orleans Saints 14 19 20 375 238 137 3 18 311 104 207
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-3 Green Bay Packers 30 37 13 230 170 60 1 26 487 378 109 4
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 23 51 16 346 289 57 6 18 323 193 130 2
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 0-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 27 16 304 267 37 3 22 428 277 151 2
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 0-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 16 17 290 223 67 21 349 213 136 2
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 0-7 Buffalo Bills 14 30 21 360 279 81 3 18 426 282 144 1
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 1-7 New Orleans Saints 31 17 16 216 110 106 2 21 354 301 53 4
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 1-8 @ San Francisco 49ers 23 25 16 287 237 50 2 22 366 261 105 6
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 1-9 Miami Dolphins 9 13 12 210 148 62 2 15 315 131 184 1
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 2-9 @ St. Louis Rams 24 20 17 257 184 73 1 17 281 239 42 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 2-10 @ New York Jets 21 48 15 216 134 82 1 21 456 255 201
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L OT 2-11 San Francisco 49ers 28 31 22 429 226 203 3 22 474 238 236 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-12 Washington Redskins 25 28 16 365 241 124 3 27 409 249 160
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 3-12 St. Louis Rams 20 13 11 246 164 82 1 16 261 151 110 4
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 4-12 @ Indianapolis Colts 27 19 17 332 149 183 2 12 279 207 72 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Steve Beuerlein 33 QB 12 12 4-8-0 216 343 63.0 2613 17 5.0 12 3.5 68 7.6 7.0 12.1 217.8 88.2 44 251 6.10 5.59 11.4 1 1
12 Kerry Collins 26 qb 4 4 0-4-0 76 162 46.9 1011 8 4.9 5 3.1 72 6.2 5.8 13.3 252.8 70.8 10 51 5.58 5.20 5.8
40 William Floyd 26 FB 16 13 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
13 Ken Walter 26 P 16 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.2 16 4-12-0 292 507 57.6 3624 25 4.9 18 3.6 72 7.1 6.5 12.4 226.5 81.5 54 302 5.92 5.37 9.6 1 1
Opp Total 16 298 501 59.5 3937 30 6.0 19 3.8 7.9 7.35 13.2 246.1 88.6 37 228 6.9 6.4 6.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 Fred Lane 23 RB 14 11 205 717 5 31 3.5 51.2 14.6 12 85 7.1 0 16 0.9 6.1 802 5 4
21 Tim Biakabutuka 24 rb 10 3 101 427 3 41 4.2 42.7 10.1 8 138 17.3 1 42 0.8 13.8 565 4 1
23 Anthony Johnson 31 rb 16 2 36 135 0 21 3.8 8.4 2.3 27 242 9.0 1 38 1.7 15.1 377 1 3
40 William Floyd 26 FB 16 13 28 71 3 7 2.5 4.4 1.8 24 123 5.1 1 20 1.5 7.7 194 4 1
7 Steve Beuerlein 33 QB 12 12 22 26 0 13 1.2 2.2 1.8 26 0 13
12 Kerry Collins 26 qb 4 4 7 40 0 16 5.7 10.0 1.8 1 -11 -11.0 0 -11 0.3 -2.8 29 0 5
81 Rocket Ismail 29 WR 16 15 3 42 0 36 14.0 2.6 0.2 69 1024 14.8 8 62 4.3 64.0 1066 8 2
13 Ken Walter 26 P 16 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 2
87 Muhsin Muhammad 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 941 13.8 6 72 4.3 58.8 941 6 2
85 Wesley Walls* 32 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 506 10.3 5 30 3.5 36.1 506 5 0
83 Mark Carrier 33 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 301 15.8 2 42 1.2 18.8 301 2 0
84 Luther Broughton 24 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 142 23.7 1 68 0.4 8.9 142 1 1
89 Rae Carruth 24 wr 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 59 14.8 0 47 2.0 29.5 59 0 0
88 Donald Hayes 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 62 20.7 0 35 0.4 8.9 62 0 0
86 Kris Mangum 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 0.8 5 0 0
80 Dwight Stone 34 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.4 7 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 405 1458 11 41 3.6 91.1 25.3 292 3624 12.4 25 72 18.3 226.5 5082 36 39
Opp Total 16 491 2133 14 4.3 133.3 30.7 298 3709 12.4 30 18.6 231.8 5842 44 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
82 Michael Bates* 29 KR 14 0 59 1480 1 99 25.1 1480
20 Winslow Oliver 25 PR 16 0 44 464 0 35 10.5 2 43 0 25 21.5 507
80 Dwight Stone 34 16 0 9 252 0 45 28.0 259
23 Anthony Johnson 31 rb 16 2 2 12 0 9 6.0 389
52 Jeff Brady 30 LILB 16 16 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
40 William Floyd 26 FB 16 13 1 22 0 22 22.0 216
53 Jerry Jensen 23 10 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
92 Tarek Saleh 24 lb 11 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 27.2 16 44 464 0 35 10.5 76 1834 1 99 24.1 7380
Opp Total 16 20 94 0 4.7 65 1439 1 22.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
13 Ken Walter 26 P 16 0 77 3131 59 0 40.7
4 John Kasay 29 K 16 0 5 5 5 4 9 6 7 4 26 19 73.1% 37 35 94.6%
Team Total 27.2 16 5 5 5 4 9 6 7 4 26 19 73.1% 37 35 94.6% 77 3131 59 0 40.7
Opp Total 16 31 30 96.8% 43 41 95.3% 71 3124 44.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
56 Micheal Barrow 28 RILB 16 16 4.0 1 10 0 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 97 32
52 Jeff Brady 30 LILB 16 16 4.0 4 85 0 43 0 1 1 1 0 0 76 28
46 Brent Alexander 27 FS 16 16 1 0 1 12 0 68 29
25 Eric Davis 30 LCB 16 16 1.0 5 81 2 56 0 0 0 1 0 0 64 7
91 Kevin Greene* 36 LOLB 15 15 15.0 2 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 2 0 50 3
95 Greg Lloyd 33 ROLB 16 14 1.0 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 6 0 48 16
94 Sean Gilbert 28 RDE 16 16 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 39 14
39 Damien Richardson 22 SS 14 7 1 0 1 0 0 37 10
33 Doug Evans 28 RCB 9 7 2 18 0 18 0 32 5
97 Jason Peter 24 LDE 14 11 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 23 10
29 Steve Lofton 30 rcb 10 7 23 1
30 Mike Minter 24 db 6 4 1 7 0 7 0 19 7
50 Kinnon Tatum 23 15 0 1 0 1 0 0 19 4
22 Lenny McGill 27 10 0 1.0 1 6 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 1
69 Les Miller 33 nt 14 3 0 1 3 8 0 17 2
36 Tony Veland 25 fs 15 5 1 24 0 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 18 3
93 Mike Fox 31 nt 16 7 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 16 5
71 Rick Terry 24 dt 7 3 2.0 13 1
90 Tim Morabito 25 NT 8 8 11 4
31 Rod Smith 28 db 6 2 1 43 0 43 0 0 0 1 35 0 10 1
37 Leonard Wheeler 29 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0
7 Steve Beuerlein 33 QB 12 12 0 13 5 -19 0
59 Ernest Jones 27 7 0 1.0 3 1
57 Lamar Lathon 31 lb 2 2 3 0
12 Kerry Collins 26 qb 4 4 0 5 0 -1 0
23 Anthony Johnson 31 rb 16 2 0 3 1 0 0
32 Fred Lane 23 RB 14 11 0 4 0 0 0
13 Ken Walter 26 P 16 0 0 2 2 -20 0
81 Rocket Ismail 29 WR 16 15 0 2 1 0 0
87 Muhsin Muhammad 25 WR 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
78 Blake Brockermeyer 25 LT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
84 Luther Broughton 24 te 16 4 0 1 1 0 0
40 William Floyd 26 FB 16 13 0 1 1 0 0
65 Frank Garcia 26 c/LG 14 14 0 0 2 2 0
98 Don Sasa 26 2 0 1 0
82 Michael Bates* 29 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Tim Biakabutuka 24 rb 10 3 0 1 0 0 0
79 Rob Bohlinger 23 t 13 1 0 0 1 0 0
76 Norbert Davidds-Garrido 26 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
53 Jerry Jensen 23 10 0 0 1 0 -20 0
64 Corbin Lacina 28 RG 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
20 Winslow Oliver 25 PR 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 37.0 19 295 2 56 0 12 39 34 5 0 716 184
Opp Total 16 54 24 10 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 John Kasay 29 K 16 0 35 19 92
81 Rocket Ismail 29 WR 16 15 8 8 48
87 Muhsin Muhammad 25 WR 16 16 6 6 1 38
32 Fred Lane 23 RB 14 11 5 5 30
85 Wesley Walls* 32 TE 14 14 5 5 30
21 Tim Biakabutuka 24 rb 10 3 3 1 4 24
40 William Floyd 26 FB 16 13 3 1 4 24
83 Mark Carrier 33 wr 16 1 2 2 12
25 Eric Davis 30 LCB 16 16 2 2 12
82 Michael Bates* 29 KR 14 0 1 1 6
84 Luther Broughton 24 te 16 4 1 1 6
23 Anthony Johnson 31 rb 16 2 1 1 6
80 Dwight Stone 34 16 0 1 1 6
12 Kerry Collins 26 qb 4 4 1 2
Team Total 27.2 16 11 25 1 2 1 40 2 35 19 336
Opp Total 16 14 30 1 1 1 41 30 2 413